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Roger R. Carpenter

Roger R. Carpenter                    

MILLPORT, PA---Roger R. Carpenter, 82, of Millport, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA, after a short illness.
     Born March 11, 1932 at home in Dallas City, PA, he was a son of Floyd B. and Bernice Finch Carpenter.  On September 10, 1960 in Bradford, he married Barbara A. Shepard, who survives.
     He was a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1951.  Mr. Carpenter was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War.
     Roger worked in local oil fields for the former Flanigan Brothers in Bradford and was also employed at West Brothers in Millport where he retired in the early 1990’s.  
     He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bradford.  He was a member of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. in Shinglehouse where he was very active with the fish fry fundraisers.  He was a former member of the Coudersport Consistory, a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Rew, and a member of the Eldred American Legion Post 887.  
     Roger, along with his wife, enjoyed camping, belonging to the P.A.L.S. Camping Club and Stargazers Camping Club.  He enjoyed spending two months in Florida during the winter.
     Surviving besides his wife are two grandchildren, Jennifer and James; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins, including Lois Turpel.
     In addition to his parents, Roger was predeceased by a daughter, Debra Karen Jarrell; and four brothers.
     Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Christine A. Groeger, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Emporium, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     Members of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. will conduct memorial services on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
     Members of the Potter County Honor Guard and the Eldred American Legion Post 887 will accord military honors on Thursday.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


May the "Hearer of prayer" (Psalms 65:2) give your family comfort, strength,and peace at this time of sorrow. You have my sincere condolences.

W. Murray Mar 20 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Barb, just want you to know that I'm thinking of you. You will be in prayers.
Howie Wheeler

Howard Wheeler Sr. Mar 19 2014 12:00 AM

Barb,  Our condolences.  So very sorry to hear about the news of Roger.  He had good times camping with the Stargazers and then when he got that scooter like he was in seventh heaven to be able to get all around the campgrounds to see it all and enjoy himself.  You take care care of yourself now and someone will call you when May comes around to see what you want to do for camping.  Sorry we couldn't make it down on Thursday, but Ronald Jay has an appointment at 2:00 which wouldn't give enough time to be down there and then be back here in time.  Elma

Elma & Ronald J Spacht, Sr. Mar 18 2014 12:00 AM